Wednesday, October 3, 2012
One dies in Seattle fishing boat collision
Early Friday morning, one crewmember died when the fishing boat Maverick sank after being hit in the fog by another fishing boat 30 miles off Washington coast, according to the Coast Guard. The other three aboard the boat survived the capsizing.
The 90-foot Viking Storm hit the 40-foot boat as the Maverick was drifting, and the Maverick reportedly went down quickly. The investigation into the crash will take months, the Coast Guard said.
"It was very, very thick fog, visibility about 40-foot," said Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Denning, chief of marine investigation in Seattle said Monday.
Kelly Dickerson, 32, was trapped in the forward part of the ship and the Maverick sank bow first. Of the remaining three crewmembers, one made it out of the boat and broke a window to help free the other two.
For more of the Seattle Times story: seattletimes.com
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